Rockford girls soccer posts first win

The goal scored by Abby Botten was all Rockford girls soccer needed to post the first win of the season when defeating Watertown-Mayer 1-0 last Saturday.

Brianna Calder defends for Rockford in the 1-0 win over Watertown-Mayer Saturday. (Photo by Darcie Moe)

Brianna Calder defends for Rockford in the 1-0 win over Watertown-Mayer Saturday. (Photo by Darcie Moe)

Goalie Rachel Clem made 12 saves to post the shutout. Amanda Thingvold led with five shots on goal.

The next home game is 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10 against Princeton.

Boys soccer has home games set for 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 against Heritage Christian Academy and against Watertown-Mayer, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Coach Mike Leipholtz has been the boys coach for five years. Prior to that there were five different head coaches in the first nine years of the program, which made it difficult to build momentum and player numbers.

In his first year Leipholtz had 28 players and numbers may be in the mid-40’s this season.

The team has a large number of upper classmen for the first time in several years. Most played indoor soccer last winter and summer traveling soccer.

Rockford is paced by senior captains Chad Robertson, Adam Anderson, Zack Guthrie and junior captain Brad Johnson.

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